At God’s Mercy: Psalm 88

Psalm 88 is an individual psalm of lament by someone so overwhelmed with troubles (v. 3) that he is abandoned by his friends and feels abandoned by God. This psalm is a song of distress and misery that offers no simple answers for the grief, […]

Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.   The compassionate and […]

Trauma, Children, and God

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compassionate and […]

Order Bundle: God With Us

My first devotional, God With Us: 365 Devotions on the Person and Work of Christ, is now available. I am excited to announce that everyone who orders the devotional before the end of 2021 will receive 5 books for FREE. If you order God With […]

God and Parenting: Tenderness, Affection, and Patience

How we think God responds to us shapes how we respond to our children. God’s tenderness, affection, and patience is an amazing and important foundation for our parenting. My friend Michael Horton writes about John Calvin’s view of God: “Across Calvin’s writings, one of the recurring […]

Order Bundle: God Made Me In His Image

Lindsey and I wrote our second children’s book, God Made Me In His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies. In a society overflowing with negative messages about physical appearance and personal worth, children’s body image is an urgent issue. Parents get to encourage children to […]

No Creed But the Bible?

The so-called fundamentalists of our day join hands with liberals on this point with their well-known slogan: “No creed but the Bible”. Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, 33. Tradition is the fruit of the Spirit’s teaching activity from the ages as God’s people have sought understanding of […]

The Athanasian Creed

It is sometimes said that you cannot describe the Trinity without committing some sort of heresy. Either you make God out to be three gods, or you make the three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) into a sham and pretense. The reason for this […]

5 Things to Do to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

God has already put his Spirit in the hearts of all believers as a guarantee of all they have been given in Christ (2 Cor. 1:22). So, if Christians already have the Holy Spirit living in them (1 Cor. 6:19), how can they better experience […]